Principles and Practice in Second Language Acquisition

This text explores the relationship between second language teaching practice and what is known about the process of second language acquisition and summarizes the current state of second language acquisition theory Draws general conclusions about the application of theory to methods and materials and describes the characteristics that effective materials should includeThis text explores the relationship between second language teaching practice and what is known about the process of second language acquisition and summarizes the current state of second language acquisition theory Draws general conclusions about the application of theory to methods and materials and describes the characteristics that effective materials should include Concludes that language acquisition occurs best when language is used for the purpose for which it was designed communication.
Principles and Practice in Second Language Acquisition This text explores the relationship between second language teaching practice and what is known about the process of second language acquisition and summarizes the current state of second language acq

  • Title: Principles and Practice in Second Language Acquisition
  • Author: Stephen D. Krashen
  • ISBN: 9780137100477
  • Page: 348
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 1 thought on “Principles and Practice in Second Language Acquisition”

    1. Krashen rarely seems to be mentioned in famous language learning. The first time I encountered Stephen Krashen's name was when I had a class called "Educational Psychology" Since that class that name pushed me to be curious about his research concerning the acquisition/learning of the second language. I find this guy fascinating! I am currently reading "The Natural Approach". As a language learner, I learned a lot from Krashen. He says that the best way to learn a language is through using it in [...]

    2. Krashen rarely seems to be cited in mainstream child language research and he may be considered eccentric by language teachers, but a lot of this book made sense according to my experience as a language learner. He says the best way to learn a language is through using it in conversations and reading of interest to you - common sense, right? - and explores the way traditional foreign language teaching fails to meet these needs. I remain skeptical about his idea that grammatical morphemes are acq [...]

    3. I'm still reading it but so far, this is a great book, I highly recommend it! I'm studying the B.A in English Teaching, (ESL) and was lucky to start my semester with this book which is really complete and helpful, I was one of those students who didn't like English classes and was forced to study it, I learned with the method of sight words, phonic, etcetera, so even when I didn't pay attention, I learned, when I decided to pay attention, I started watching TV shows and could understand all the [...]

    4. I think this book has a lot going for it. I think that it under-emphasizes grammar. Grammar, in my view, is a scaffolding that allows beginning and intermediate language learners to participate in conversations far, far, FAR more quickly than natural grammar acquisition. However, the comprehensible input theory does seem pretty logical to me. I know I'll be trying some of these techniques in my own TESOL classroom, total physical response.

    5. Great book, it intents to prove the Second Language Acquisition Theory, it's extremely helpful for students to understand those principles in order to become fluent in a foreign language, but it's not a practical book, it's assigned to the Academy, you'll not find tips and tricks, just a theoretical discussion.

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